FC Goa promotes Derrick Pereira to technical director role

The former India international will also continue to oversee the youth development at the club.

Derrick Pereira has previously managed Churchill Brothers and Salgaocar FC in the I-League   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

FC Goa on Tuesday promoted Derrick Pereira as its new technical director. The former Indian player was previously installed as head coach Sergio Lobera's assistant in the 2017-18 Indian Super League campaign where the club reached the semifinals.

Pereira took over the first-team duties in Lobera's absence during the Super Cup and led them to the last-four stage.

“This is a new role for me. It is something that I haven’t done before and it is exciting to be a part of this journey. All these years, my work has primarily been on the pitch but now it’ll be different. I am looking forward to this new role and the responsibility which comes with it,” said the former Churchill Brothers manager.

Pereira, who also doubled up as the coach of the B Team, will continue to oversee youth development for the club going forward. “We are working hard on the development of our youth. We have employed a number of coaches and have developed focused training modules for the coaches. This is an ongoing process,” he explained.

Former FC Pune City striker Jesus Rodriguez Tato will be the new assistant coach to Lobera.